Eating raw carrots. It pays off. Really…
We might be thinking that one treat here, another there are “not going to ruin our waist”. They might not if the indulge really happens occasionally. However, if we start “rewarding” ourselves at quite a frequency, it all adds up. It even adds up if we tend to reward ourselves not that often!
Simply put, what we feed our bodies with builds our bodies in the long run. So, if we overfeed on chocolates, we become chocolate-y (somehow, it sounds good to me, but I digress…). If we dip too often into that hummus, well, we become… hummus-y. And who wants to be hummus-y??? Not me.
The point is, that all that food we consume over our lifetime adds up: it quality, its type, and its amount. By the way, you always want to check if the food you are buying is really a real food (such as in “apple”), or some colorant-infused dough of suspicious origin.
The stricter we are with the choices of good quality, healthy foods over the years on this earth, the more chances at staying healthy into our old age. That simple and wise investment in healthy eating will directly translate into less medical problems, a slimmer waistline, more energy, less medical visits and costs later in life.
So please, when you chomp on something, think of your investment in the future wellbeing: is this particular food/meal good for you? Does it contribute to your health today and in the years to come? This approach will pay off down the road… no matter how boring eating raw carrots might feel to you!
Magdalena is the owner of the Be Fit Fit Personal Training Studio (www.befitfit.biz). Visit her “Be Fit Fit” blog at www.verdenews.com.